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What's wrong with this sentence?

 
 
Katelee
 
Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 03:54 pm
If Mike were to resign and if Larry were elected to take his place, we should have had more rigorous leadership.

What's wrong with the above sentence? Thank you!
 
devriesj
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 06:43 pm
@Katelee,
Is this for school? Wink
The nouns and verbs are in "disagreement".
Mike WAS not WERE. As Mike is singular not plural. The same goes for Larry.
Also, in the last part of the sentence the verb is 'passive' (I think - sorry, English was not my major!)

If Mike was to resign and if Larry was elected to take his place, we would have more rigorous leadership.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 06:45 pm
@Katelee,
it's a conditional "if - then" sentence.
the "then" part should be future tense...

better:
If Mike were to resign and Larry was elected to take his place, we would then have more rigorous leadership.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 06:46 pm
@devriesj,
opps, didn't see ya there, dev Smile
devriesj
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 06:56 pm
@Region Philbis,
No prob, Reg-. Good ta see ya. And fine explainin' BTW. Wink Smile
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